As the number of eviction cases rises, a shortage of attorneys is forcing an increasing number of tenants to move forward with legal representation under a city program meant to keep New Yorkers in their homes.
Twelve people have died in city jails so far this year. Data shows judges have contributed to the swelling detainee population. An analysis by Gothamist/WNYC and New York Focus shows who the top judges are.
Margarita López Torres clashed with Brooklyn's Democratic Party boss and fought for judicial reform at the U.S. Supreme Court. Now opponents in her surrogate's court judge race accuse her of kowtowing to party bosses.
Nobody likes working Sundays, especially judges—but dozens are voluntarily putting their golf clubs into storage in order to work Sunday, July 24, the day that same-sex marriage becomes officially legal.